Monday, June 22, 2009
Life on life's Terms
my sister is in Mexico and the book we ordered back in the middle of May just got here today. a little angry i am. did i mention i spoke with my brother about his new medication? yes it seems the doctors have put him in full blown AIDS status, so he is considered terminal now, and if he doesn't take this medication, he only has 1 to 3 years left. then another frustration, i went to the storage unit and pulled most of the things out of there and was going to put some things in our crawl space and low and behold there is water down there. you might remember me blogging last year that we had to replace all the pipes in the house and put a new hot water heater in. so we took out a HELOC and then found out the plumbers were not going to go down in the dirt crawl space with standing black water. so we found a place that would install this "state of the art" liner, the damn thing cost more then re piping the entire house and new water heater. really it was expensive and had a 25 year warranty. it was just great, except it hasn't quite been a year and now there is water in there!!
so yes i am a little frustrated. i called immediately and they came out this morning and said they would have to drain it and see what the problem is.
then the guys said that the liner works in conjunction with a sump pump and we do not have one. i said yes they said a sump pump would be a good idea but they told me the liner would keep the water from coming in. so to make a long story longer we are going to get this taken care of and put the house on the market. the last few houses on the street sold rather quickly.
now i have a new set of stresses, people coming into my house and invading my life to see if they want to buy it, finding a place big enough for my family that is affordable. packing. god we just unpacked everything from the storage unit. so much for my garden, i hope to harvest some veggies before the house sells but only time will tell.
today is very stressful my life is full of responsibilities and i have several phone calls to make still.
today's gratitude list, and boy do i need one
1. i am grateful for the air conditioning in my house, it is so muggy outside some people don't have this luxury.
2. i am grateful my Haley learned the ABC song, i think it is awesome that she has it memorized at only 3 years old.
3. i am grateful for some financial stability to be able to say ok put in a sump pump, it is not going to break us.
4. i am grateful for tonight's meeting that will help me to better deal with life's little(big) curve balls of stress
5. i am grateful for my sponsor, whom i need to call and tell of my woes. i think i will do that now.
the awareness of my feelings today has made it so i did not act out in my usual fashion which makes it unusual for me. very unsettling and i am still full of stress, but handling it well. i need to call my sponsor now, though and tell her my thoughts as for todays thought; "Sometimes it seems your ever-increasing list of things to do can leave you feeling totally undone." ~Susan Mitchell and Catherine Christie, I'd Kill for a Cookie